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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage

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Treat someone you love or yourself to one of the best Champagne houses around and indulge your senses in the 2006 Louis Roederer. Feel like a rapper in the comfort of your own home and treat your homies to a chilled bottle of this sensational fizz. A creamy mousse precedes a beautifully balanced bubbly, showing notes of apple, citrus, hazelnut and subtle red fruits. Rich and round on the palate this is a precise Champagne of power and grace. Addictive stuff.

Winemaker's Notes

Fascinated by the aromatic diversity of Pinot noir in Champagne, Louis Roederer uses the structure and power of the Pinot noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims to create its Cuvée Vintage. Exposed to the north-east, the grapes mature more slowly. The character of this great wine intensifies and becomes more refined through ageing in wood and time.

Composed of around 70% Pinot noir and 30% Chardonnay, 30% of which is wine matured in oak tuns, the Vintage cuvée is generally matured on lees for 4 years and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity.

The palate is characteristic of Louis Roederer’s vintages: the attack is ample and dense; a rich and winey fullness is refined by the sweetness, acidity and tight blend of the Pinot noir grapes of Verzenay. The ensemble is perfectly integrated into a subtle texture. Tasting reveals sparkling suggestions of candied fruits, almond paste, toast, white chocolate, and caramel.

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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage

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Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
The 2006 Brut Vintage from Roederer is a realisation of a vintage year of exceptional extremes of weather: a very hot July then a very cold August, saved by a fine September. The complexity is inherent and there s a fresh, powerful and ripe sense of strong pinot to the nose, orange citrus and stone fruits, nutty autolysis and citrus here too. The palate has depth and power with lovely finesse, great drive and shape, nicely balanced _ plenty of flavour here.
Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2003 Vintage) says
This is a bronzed, more masculine wine in the Roederer line-up and has some impressive richness in 2003. Super-toasty with savoury spices, dried fruits and plenty of all-round ripeness and richness, toasted almonds and bright, lemony acidity, and a long, rich and toasty finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2000 Vintage) says
The millennium vintage was a good one in Champagne and there are some pretty ripe wines around, which means that they are drinking very well now. Roederer’s vintage is always a treat, and usually a wine that takes a few years after release onto the market to get itself in order. The 2000 is already fully composed and waiting to amaze anyone keen enough to rip its top off.
Taste Food & Wine Guide - 2008

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